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Mariposa, California


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California State Mining & Mineral Museum

California State Mining & Mineral Museum

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 18, 2012
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Pure crystalline copper

Pure crystalline copper

A spectacular specimen of pure crystalline copper is the first exhibit one sees

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2012
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The Fricot Nugget

The Fricot Nugget

The Fricot Nugget, kept inside a safe in a special secure room, is the largest surviving nugget of pure crystalline gold from the California Gold Rush

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2012
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An Assay Office from the Gold Rush

An Assay Office from the Gold Rush

Recreation of an assay office from Gold Rush days, a vital resource for miners and investors

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2012
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Model Stamp Mill

Model Stamp Mill

A working model of a large stamp mill, used to pulverize gold bearing rock

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2012
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Mine Tunnel in the Mining Museum

Mine Tunnel in the Mining Museum

Scenes of work in underground gold mines portrayed in a short tunnel behind the museum

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2012
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